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Brian Higgins's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 26, Democratic

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 63%
2013 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 91%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy 88%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 87%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 91%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 81%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 71%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 68%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 63%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 56%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 68%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 70%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 66%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 38%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 62%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 38%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 72%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 70%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 68%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 38%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 68%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 69%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 69.2%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 59%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 66%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 65%

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